Brigette Reviews Margarettown

Margarettown by Gabrielle Zevin


Describe it in 25 words or less. A fairy tale left behind by a father for his daughter detailing his relationship with her mother.

Who was your favorite character and why? N. because he was honest about himself.

Who was your least favorite character and why? Maggie because she couldn’t get herself together for the sake of her child.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? I had been intrigued by the reviews I’d read, so I was immediately into it but it was not as wonderful as I had hoped.

What did you think of the ending? Weird and slightly unsettling.

What was the moral of the story? When you love someone, you have to love all of them, not just some parts and not others.

Favorite quote: “There is a certain nobility to monogamy, Jane. A certain nobility even in the attempt. To go to sleep and wake up next to the same person for the rest of your life, to stay even when you long to go—these are the real rituals of love.” – N.

What would you change? I felt like this was a rough draft of a book rather than a polished novel, and although I can perhaps see why it was written that way, it just came off as very amateurish.

Would you like to see it adapted into a film? Any ideas on casting? I would like to see this adapted into a film. I think it would give it more structure and someone could have an absolute ball with casting.

Song: Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright by Bob Dylan

Who would you recommend it to? To anyone considering marriage.

Number of unknown words: 10

Craft/Activity: Make some origami flowers.

Recipe: Heart-Shaped Pretzels


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One thought on “Brigette Reviews Margarettown

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Glad to have found your blog .. I’ll be back. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (give it a spin).

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